Senior Scientist - Virology

Highly Competitive
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP
  3. Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posting date: 18 May 2020

A biotechnology company is looking for a brilliant Senior Scientist that specialises in Virology to join their team in Amsterdam. You will be part of a team that is innovating and developing the face of medicine.

Job Responsibilities

  • Optimizes the performance of baculovirus production platform.
  • Is a subject matter expert (SME) in the field of baculovirus biology though having a deep understanding of (i.a.) virus genetics.
  • Is an SME on the regulatory requirements for biological starting materials.
  • Leads a team that is responsible for the generation of R&D pipeline and when necessary performs experiments her/himself.
  • Analyzes and reviews experimental results, writes and reviews reports and sections of regulatory submission documents
  • Manages timelines and resources for multiple programs.
  • Represents PD department in project organization structures and acts as PD's point-of-contact for other departments. Maintains a robust communication with all relevant functions
  • Acts as key consultant for higher management on scientific matters on her/his area of expertise.
  • Proactively proposes new strategies and out-of-the-box approaches.
  • Continuously updates her/himself with state-of-the-art technologies in the field and strives for higher scientific excellence to obtain the competitive advantage.
  • Presents results in conferences, writes journal articles and scientific content of patent applications.

Skills and Requirements

  • Holds a PhD (in Virology, or relevant life sciences).
  • Possesses minimum 6 years of post-PhD work experience in relevant position, preferably in working with baculovirus.
  • Experienced in multiple areas from the followings: e.g. cell culture, virology, genetics, sequence analysis, molecular biology, (virus) purification techniques, including hands-on experience.
  • Recognized as an expert in a relevant area of expertise areas within and outside the company. perform scientific tasks without supervision.
  • Possesses people management skill to manage a small team.
  • Outstanding scientific writing skill demonstrated by publications and reports.
  • Fluent in English.

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